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Alcalar murder update: British man arrested as autopsy reveals new horrors

The British woman whose severely decomposed body was found buried under a concrete slab in her Alcalar garden on Tuesday had suffered “various blows to her neck with a cutting object”, it was...

Investment in commercial property in Portugal grows by 130%

Investment in commercial property in Portugal is believed to have reached €715 million in 2014 - an increase of 130% on results for the year before. The news was reported by property consultants...

Portugal “won’t be affected” by a Greek withdrawal from the euro

As Europe waits with baited breath to see whether Greece really does pull out of the euro, Portugal’s foreign minister Rui Machete has said the move would have “no consequences” for Portugal nor...

Portugal risks “increasing threat of terrorism from North Africa”

Currently in talks to secure the future of the American airforce base at Lajes in the Azores, foreign affairs minister Rui Machete has been talking of the increasing risk of terrorism from North...

Three Portuguese make Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’ lists

Success || Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, street artist ‘Vhils’ and medical researcher Maria José Pereira have all been featured in popular magazine Forbes for having built “successful careers...

SEF inspector on trial for sexual exploitation of children

In another case involving the government’s border police authority SEF, the PJ has instigated proceedings against former inspector Miguel Carreira, and another colleague still working at SEF, for...

Electricity shock: families see bills go up every three months

Panic has set in as 2015 signals the year Portuguese families must choose which provider they want in the liberalised electricity and gas markets.

According to national tabloid Correio da...

Bragança-Portimão air link opens on June 1

Flights connecting Portimão to Bragança in the north of Portugal could be running as soon as June 1.

The air link – which includes stops in Cascais, Viseu and Vila Real – has been given the...

809 sign up for Portugal’s “living wills”

Six months on since the introduction of living wills and Portugal is gathering signatories. According to the latest statistics, there are now 809 people who have signed these documents which say...

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